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Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics

By: Andrew Short

480 pages, 49 photos, 153 illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Oct 1999 | #94413 | ISBN: 0471965707
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Covers beach-dune interactions, beach-type management, large-scale coastal behaviour, and the human dimension of beach hazards.

It provides an excellent overview of many aspects of beach geography...The book is a hugely successful and interesting product which deserves to run to several edition. (Progress in Physical Geography, Vol.25 No.4, 2001) "...a deep and well researched account of beach morphodynamics and coastal evolution..." (Ocean Challenge)


BEACH SYSTEMS: DEFINITION AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. Beaches (A. Short). Global Variation in Beach Systems (A. Short). BEACH MORPHODYNAMICS. The Shoreface (P. Cowell, et al.). The Surf Zone (T. Aagaard & G. Masselink). The Beachface (M. Hughes & I. Turner). The Beach Backshore and Beyond (P. Hesp). BEACH TYPES AND APPLICATIONS. Wave-Dominated Beaches (A. Short). The Effect of Tides on Beach Morphodynamics (G. Masselink & I. Turner). Embayed and Structurally Controlled Beaches (A. Short & G. Masselink). BEACH SYSTEMS AND IMPACTS. Beach Modification: Natural Impacts on Beach Morphodynamics (A. Short). Beach Ecology (A. Short & P. Hesp). Beach and Dune Stratification (A. Short & P. Hesp). Beach Hazards and Safety (A. Short). LARGE SCALE BEACH BEHAVIOUR. Barrier Morphodynamics (P. Hesp & A. Short). References. Indexes.

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